Crisanta is a married woman from Talibon, Bohol. She and her husband work together in a bakery and they have been baking cakes, breads, and biscuits for eight years now. They have two children, ages 8 and 1 year old, to support out of their income.
Crisanta is asking for a loan to buy flour, sugar, cooking oil, margarine, and food flavorings to increase her production. She hopes that someday she can make a bigger business out of baking for a better income.
Her family’s well-being is her main concern, and she plans to give her children a good education.
About Community Economic Ventures, Inc.
Community Economic Ventures, Inc. (CEVI), based in Bohol, was awarded the Platinum Award for Transparency in Social Performance Reporting by CGAP. Social performance monitoring is imperative in measuring a microfinance institution’s effectiveness. The fact that CEVI is participating in this process speaks volumes about the organization’s commitment to serving its clients effectively. In addition to providing credit for its clients, CEVI provides savings, insurance, and training through regular cluster group meetings.